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Author Baker, H. Robert.

Title Prigg v. Pennsylvania : slavery, the Supreme Court, and the ambivalent constitution / H. Robert Baker.

Imprint Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  342.087 B176p 2012    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  342.087 B176p, 2012    ---  Available
Description xii, 202 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Landmark law cases & American society
Landmark law cases & American society.
Contents A short history of fugitives in America and an African named James Somerset -- The original meaning of the fugitive slave clause -- The Fugitive Slave Act, kidnapping, and the powers of dual sovereigns -- The rights of slaveholders and those of free Blacks in Pennsylvania's Personal Liberty Law of 1826 -- Black sailors, kidnapped freemen, and a crisis in northern fugitive slave jurisprudence -- Arresting Margaret -- Arresting Edward Prigg -- Before the court -- Deciding Prigg -- After the court.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-196) and index.
Subject Prigg, Edward -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Pennsylvania -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Added Title Prigg vs. Pennsylvania
Prigg versus Pennsylvania
ISBN 9780700618644 (cloth : alk. paper)
0700618643 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780700618651 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0700618651 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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